Five new schools to join I-Zone

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Shelby County Schools (SCS) is excited to announce the addition of five schools to the district's Innovation Zone (I-Zone). 

The following schools will join the I-Zone in the 2014-15 school year:

Grandview Heights Middle School

Hamilton High School

Melrose High School

Trezevant High School

Vance Middle School

The I-Zone is a group of schools across the Shelby County district that are among those most in need of improvement in terms of academics. I-Zone schools are run by the district's innovation department, but with different management models than traditional schools, and with greater attention to remedies that will increase academic performance.

I-Zone schools are among those SCS schools ranked in Tennessee's bottom five percent for academic achievement. The SCS Innovation Department is responsible for raising achievement scores at these schools to the top 25 percent in the state within a period of five years. 

In the 2012-13 school year, I-Zone schools in Shelby County had double-digit gains in reading, math, science and social studies, outperforming all other I-Zones in Tennessee.

"We're excited to build upon the success of last year's I-Zone," said Bradley Leon, SCS chief of innovation. "Dr. Sharon Griffin, the I-Zone regional superintendent, and her team have demonstrated tremendous leadership. I have full confidence that we will continue to help more and more students reach their potential."  

The complete list of SCS I-Zone schools includes:

Cherokee Elementary

Douglass (K-8)

Fairley Elementary

Ford Road Elementary

Lucie Campbell Elementary

Magnolia Elementary

Treadwell Elementary

Chickasaw Middle

Geeter Middle

Grandview Heights Middle (2014-15)

Hamilton Middle

Riverview Middle

Sherwood Middle

Treadwell Middle

Vance Middle School (2014-15)

Hamilton High (2014-15)

Melrose High School (2014-15)

Trezevant High School (2014-15)

 

For more information about the SCS I-Zone,

go to: http://www.scsk12.org/uf/izone/?Letter=I

 

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